NOMINATE A HERO IN YOUR COMMUNITY


We are surrounded by heroes - law enforcement officers and first responders who risk their lives to keep our communities safe. But that’s not all. These Local Heroes often go above and beyond the call of duty to further connect with their communities through worthwhile causes like mentoring kids, feeding the homeless, and other community-building initiatives. While they often understate their generosity and accomplishments, Aftermath is celebrating these Local Heroes through the #WhyWeServe Grant. This initiative is our way of showing appreciation for the officers and first responders who are making a significant difference in the communities they serve.

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Aftermath is awarding seven service grants totaling $15,000 to the organization, cause, or charity of the officers’ choice.

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Aftermath is awarding seven service grants totaling $15,000 to the organization, cause, or charity of the officers’ choice.

The Grants

1st Place: $5,000

2nd Place: $3,000
3rd Place: $2,000
3rd Place: $2,000
4th Place: $1,000
4th Place: $1,000
4th Place: $1,000

Important Dates

  • Jul 8: Grant Application Opens
  • Jul 22: Deadline for Applications (11:59 p.m. CST)
  • Jul 25: Finalists Announced
  • Jul 25-Aug 4: Community Voting Period
  • Aug 6: Winners Announced

Who can Apply?


  • crownLaw enforcement and first responders: tell us how you would use the grant to better serve your community initiative, cause, or charity.
  • familyLocal citizens, community members, and charitable organizations: nominate an officer or first responder and share with us how their generosity and commitment has made an impact in your community or organization.

How to Apply Submit an Essay or Video


Submit an essay (100-500 words) with accompanying photos or a 3-minute video that clearly showcases how you or your Local Hero give back to the community, organization, or charity, and how you or your Local Hero will use the Why We Serve grant for the betterment of the community.

15 finalists will be selected and communities across the country will vote to determine the final Why We Serve grant recipients!

AFTERMATH SERVES THOSE WHO SERVE


As partners in response to crime scenes and traumatic situations, Aftermath recognizes the importance of law enforcement officers and first responders who keep our communities safe. The Aftermath family is excited to learn how, together, we can give back to the causes that our Local Heroes serve off the clock. Take a look at the initiatives from our past grant recipients.

AFTERMATH SERVES THOSE WHO SERVE


As partners in response to crime scenes and traumatic situations, Aftermath recognizes the importance of law enforcement officers and first responders who keep our communities safe. The Aftermath family is excited to learn how, together, we can give back to the causes that our Local Heroes serve off the clock. Take a look at the initiatives from our past grant recipients.

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Past Grant Recipients


SHARE THE CONTEST ON SOCIAL MEDIA Inspired by these officers? Know someone who is deserving of the grant?


Use social media to tell your friends, family, and community about the initiative. Or, tag a law enforcement officer/first responder on social media to apply for the grant!

Official Rules


Official Aftermath Why We Serve Grant Rules:

  • The Aftermath Why We Serve Grant is open only to law enforcement officers, first responders, social workers, and victim advocates in the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia. Void where prohibited.
  • Entries are accepted in the following formats: video or written essay with relevant photos. Video entries must be fewer than three (3) minutes; written essays must be between 100-500 words and include at least one relevant photo.
  • Entries are accepted until July 22, 2019. Fifteen (15) finalists are selected from the initial applications and are announced on July 25, 2019, then popular voting begins.
  • The grant recipient is determined by popular vote and is announced on August 6, 2019. Seven (7) grant recipients are selected and awarded grants totaling $15,000; grants must be used for a community organization, project, or charitable cause. If no response is made by grant recipients by August 15, 2019, the grant is forfeited.
  • Aftermath is not responsible for incorrectly formatted entry forms.
  • All entrants agree to allow Aftermath to use their name, likeness, and video for perpetuity in marketing.
  • By entering your email you agree to receive personalized Aftermath promotions and information from time to time. You may unsubscribe at any time.
  • Odds of receiving the grants are dependent upon the number of valid applicants received.
  • The Why We Serve Grant is held by Aftermath, 75 Executive Drive, Suite 200, Aurora, IL 60504.

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